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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: May 29, 2011 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scott-Heron Also Played for Clive

Having burned off many people's ears myself, in what seems an earlier life of mine, I'd like to offer the Sleeping Prophet's take,

"There we find the entity was torn within self, and yet declaring the sense of duty. Hence oft there was the necessity for subjugating the body through either alcohol or other influences to cause the body to forget." EC 1969-2

This 'need to forget' is a strong & often overwhelming force when one's will is torn between self(ishness) & sense of duty. This is not a bad thing; it is just something that the soul must outgrow. I recall a story that Cayce brought to light about a minister who so railed against the use of alcohol that he came back in his next incarnation as a drunkard to learn the lessons that one must learn about this 'need to forget.'
Recall that Christ was a 'party-goer'(e.g., Mark 2:16 & Luke 7:34 "The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!" To personally paraphrase my understanding of 'what this is,' we've all got to experience many things to learn the right & the wrong in a personal, in-our-face, kind of way & that there is no getting around this fact of being.

Sorry for the Sunday Morning Sermon-I trust it offended no one & perhaps gave one soul something positive to ponder. This is a matter near & dear to me. Whether it be Buddhism, Islam, Christianity/LDS, Cayce's new age, "A Course in Miracles" or any other Path, I urge people to search to understand & over come this 'need to forget.'
Peace to All & Love to Gil,
Jack

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Poster: gsgrateful Date: May 31, 2011 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scott-Heron Also Played for Clive

Hey Jack, yup your post gave me pause to reflect. I had never heard of this 'need to forget' tho i've battled it all my life. Much better now but substance use, legal or not (think sugar and C for example) is always there. and thank God its grass not booze these days as well. Can i ask who is the 'Sleeping Prophet' or EC? I would love some new thoughts/approaches to my personal mystery, used to think it was coz im 100% german. Ive read much spiritual work, including the Bible, but i sent your excerpt to myself in an email with the subject of 'read often'. Appreciate any guidance, gsgrateful at yahoo, fka here as gmarks. new 'handle' peace and harmony, g